Riccardo Sottil

Riccardo Sottil

 

Country: Italy

Date of birth: 03/06/1999 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Torino (Italy)

Height: 180cm

Youth career: Genoa, Torino, Fiorentina (since 2016)

Current club: Fiorentina

Squad number: —

Current national team: Italy U-19

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 175.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: Viareggio Cup 2017 (3/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Marco Reus

 

Strengths:

– pace and acceleration Untitled1

– dynamism Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– flair Untitled1

– ball control Untitled

– technique Untitled

– agility Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– balance Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– still has margin to improve the consistency of his decision taking on the ball

– able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness & determination, but his defensive positioning is still improvable

 

Style of play:

– explosive winger

– player with decent body mass ratio, natural fitness and stamina

– suitable to play on both wings (preferably on the right as an ‘inverted winger’)

– creative player with really interesting technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good shooting ability

– likes to dribble

– all-action and energetic

– likes to have the ball at his feet and run at opponents

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure

– decent ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and confident of his skills

– gets fouled often

– accurate penalty taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 22 October 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Riccardo Sottil is the son of Andrea Sottil, a former professional footballer who played for the likes of Torino, Fiorentina, Genoa, Atalanta, Udinese and Catania. Riccardo is one of the biggest stars of Fiorentina U-19 along with other talented players such as Michele Cerofolini, Petko Hristov, Marco Meli, Marco Meli and Gabriele Gori. He is also a member of Italy U-19 national team.

 

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Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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